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Title: Acquisitions Editor
Description: Our highly respected client in the education and technical publishing sector is looking for high performing, Acquisitions Editor candidates to acquire large scale content for eBook, platform, and print products. This role will be part of a small but impactful team, working from their corporate office in Southern California, and collaborating closely by identifying new opportunities for publication.

Day to Day Responsibilities

· Assess education, technology, and academic trends in data science and analytics disciplines and research current and emerging competitors; sign, develop, and publish innovative books in these markets

· Collaborate with other acquisition team members to identify new opportunities, develop strategies and visions for new publications, identify business plans, and propose pricing as well as target time frames

· Build up a network of academic contacts to identify authors, reviewers, and potential textbook adopters

· Demonstrate effective project management of multiple titles/projects and ensure all projects release on time and within budget

· Develop product messaging with Marketing and Sales that successfully communicates each book’s mission, identifies critical success factors, and communicates expectations to project participants, both internal and external, including authors

· Cultivate new ideas for projects by identifying talented writers and communicators; upon approval, prepare and negotiate their contracts

· Identify and target competitive market opportunities

· Analyze current and pending acquisitions at each development stage, including preparing and presenting publishing proposals for editorial board meetings

Requirements: Skills/Experience Required

· 5+ years of publishing experience as an acquisitions editor with demonstrated signing achievements

· 3+ years of project management experience

· Strong level of organization; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to drive on-time, on-budget, high-quality development efforts

· Experience in digital and print production, including comprehensive knowledge of the market requirements of publishing process

· Excellent problem-solving ability

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills

· Bachelor’s in journalism, communications, advertising, business, or related field

Our client is a privately held company, offering exceptional benefits, competitive salaries, 401(k) and profit-sharing programs, relocation assistance, opportunities for personal and professional growth, and much more.
Location: Southern California
How To Apply For This Job: If you would like to explore this opportunity, please either apply online at, or email your resume to me at Please also provide a portfolio of your proven content signing achievements.
Date Posted: 4/1/2019 (Ongoing Job Posting)

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